My, my Fujifilm has been busy over the Christmas period. It has just issued 12 press releases announcing 17 new camera models including a semi-pro all-in-one, a high-end ultra-compact, an ultra-tough compact, a bridge camera and a social media-focused, style compact.
Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR
Looking at some of the highlights of the new 2012 collection, the fist one that stands out is the FinePix HS30 EXR which is the update to the HS20EXR we looked at last year.
This all-in-one includes the new 16 megapixel EXR CMOS sensor, an improved Electronic Viewfinder (now .26in, with 900k dots and a 22 degree viewing angle) and LCD screen (though it still has 460k dots) as well as better start-up and shoot times. It also has a long-lasting lithium-ion battery (promising 600 shots per charge) and adds manual focus during movie recording, intelligent digital zoom (60x) and a customisable function (Fn) key.
The FinePix HS30EXR keeps the 30x optical zoom, full HD movie recording and RAW file format support of its predecessor.
Fujifilm FinePix F770EXR
The headline feature of the compact F770EXR is that it is the smallest camera housing in the world to cram in a 20x optical zoom lens – a Fujinon lens in this case – which has been made possible by the newly designed Double Sliding Lens System.
The compact features a 16 megapixel EXR-CMOS sensor, 3in 460k dot LCD screen on the rear, 1080p film recording, ISO 100-12800 (but only up to 6400 in large-sized images) and Intelligent Digital Zoom to approximately 40x.
The FinePix F770EXR will be available in red, black, blue and white with the rubber grip available on all models expect the white one.
Fujifilm FinePix Z110
The FinePix Z110 is a camera aimed at the more style conscious snapper with its sleek all-metal casing which slides open at the front to activate the camera. Underneath you’ll find a 5x optical Fujinon zoom lens.
A curved Frame Assist Mirror sits next to the lens which aims to show the entirety of a scene and assist composition when the camera’s held at arm’s length for shooting a self-portrait or group shot.
The Z110 also has Face Detection as well as FinePix Face Retouching functions to make sure you always look you best – in pictures at least. The Z110 has a 14.1 megapixel CCD sensor, a 2.7in screen and comes in six “stylish” new colours - pink, purple, jade, blue, white and black.
Fujifilm FinePix XP150
The FinePix XP150 is the rugged, good-looking type of the new crop of Fujifilm cameras and comes with a rubberised coating and riveted metal handgrip to make it “the toughest FinePix yet.” It is waterproof to 10 metres, shockproof to 2m, freezeproof to -10C, as well as being sand and dust proof.
The FinePix XP150 also features a new high sensitivity GPS antenna making it easier to pinpoint your location. It features a 14.4 megapixel CMOS sensor, 5x optical zoom and will be available in five “tough” colours: black, silver, orange, green and blue.
Fujifilm FinePix SL300/SL240
The new bridge cameras from Fujifilm follow on from the previous S-series cameras but features a new Fujinon zoom lens with the SL300 having a 30x optical zoom and the SL240 featuring a 24x optical zoom lens.
They feature a 1/2.3in 14 megapixel CCD sensor, 3in LCD 460k dot screen, TTL hot shoe flash, ISO ranging from 100 to 6400, 720p video recording and a lithium-ion battery which promises 300 shotes per charge.
Pricing and availability for all the cameras unveiled by Fujifilm today have not been announced yet but we are heading to CES in Las Vegas next week and will hopefully get all the details direct from Fujifilm then.
If you want to check out all the details of the Fujifilm 2012 line-up check out the source link below.